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Built atop the ruins of a monastery between 1184 and 1188, Ajloun Castle (Qala’At Ar-Rabad in Arabic) sits on Jabal Auf hill overlooking the countryside in the north of Jordan. Arab general Azz ad-Din Usama, Saladin’s nephew, oversaw its construction in part to protect the region from Crusader expansion and to safeguard iron mines in the nearby hills. The fort was enlarged in 1214 but largely destroyed by Mongols in 1260. It was rebuilt almost immediately, and while earthquakes have twice caused significant damage, ongoing restorations have kept the castle in much the same condition as it stood in the 13th century.

During the Crusades, the hilltop fort was one in a series of beacon and pigeon posts that allowed messages to be transmitted from Damascus to Cairo in a single day. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the fort served as a garrison for Ottoman troops, and in 1812, when it was “discovered” by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, the vasy castle was occupied by a single, 40-member family.

Today Ajloun Castle houses a small museum with artifacts from its long history. Visitors can climb to the top of several towers for sweeping views of the Jordan Valley all the way to the Dead Sea.

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One Day Trip to Jerash & Ajloun Castle

One Day Trip to Jerash & Ajloun Castle

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Rewind to ancient and medieval Jordan on this private Jerash and Ajloun Castle day trip from Amman. After a journey north, stop to visit Jerash, one of the world’s best-preserved Roman cities. Admire the colonnaded Oval Plaza, temples, plazas, and monuments; and then continue to Ajloun Castle to explore the fortress, built in 1184 by Saladin’s forces. Air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off are included, with optional local guiding at the sites at own expense.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Full-Day Tour: Umm Qais, Jerash, and Ajloun from Amman

Full-Day Tour: Umm Qais, Jerash, and Ajloun from Amman

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Explore northern Jordan’s historical highlights on this private, full-day Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Qais tour from Amman. Discover the Greco-Roman ruins at Jerash, seeing its Oval Colonnade, temples, and more; and delve into 12th-century Ajloun Castle, built by Saladin’s forces. Finally, explore the remains of Umm Qais, another Greco-Roman city. Your tour includes private round-trip transportation and Amman hotel pickup and drop-off. Admission fees and local guides at the sites at your own expense.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Quais Full-Day Tour

Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Quais Full-Day Tour

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Without renting a car, seeing Jordan’s sites of Jerash, Ajloun Castle, and Umm Qais in a day from Amman is near-impossible. Aimed at travelers who are short on time, this private tour whisks you with ease to the three antiquities, in the comfort of a private climate-controlled vehicle with a chauffeur. At each, choose to tour the classical or medieval ruins alone or with a local guide (own expense).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00
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$92.00
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Full Day Tour : Jerash, Ajloun, Umm Qais

Full Day Tour : Jerash, Ajloun, Umm Qais

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Explore Jordan's cities including Jerash, Ajloun, Umm Qais and enjoy this full-day trip with Jordan day tour and more team. Itinerary: 1. Begin with pickup from your hotel in Amman, then travel to Umm Qais (also known as Gadara) one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis. 2. Continue to the ancient city of Jerash, a Bronze Age settlement where you’ll find Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Artemis, and the Forum, a sprawling oval plaza surrounded by 160 Ionic columns. Learn how the city rose alongside a Greek federation of 10 cities, then lived through Christian and Muslim rule before falling during the Crusades 3. Make a final stop at Ajloun Castle, a 12th-century Muslim castle built on the remains of a historic monastery. Hear how this fortress helped defend against Crusader attacks, fell to Mongol invaders, then was finally rebuilt by the Mamluks. Climb into a tower for views of the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. 4. Return to your hotel in Amman.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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$200.00

Best of Jordan in 7 Days (customizable)

Best of Jordan in 7 Days (customizable)

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• We offer you a transportation to the best places around Jordan. • If you have booked your hotels already, then the schedule is all yours, but if not (which we prefer) we will do it for you and advise you with the best hotels and camps, and we will do the 7 days tour in a perfect way to have enough time in each place. • Our 7 days are very flexible to you, as if you choose where to start and where to end, we will be happy to do it for you, and if you want us to schedule it for you, then we will make sure we make it the best 7 days of your life. •
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,299.00
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$1,299.00
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Umm Qais, Jerash & Ajloun Castle Day Tour from Amman

Umm Qais, Jerash & Ajloun Castle Day Tour from Amman

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Journey out from the city of Amman to uncover the North Side of Jordan through a private tour with an English speaking driver. Discover ancient Jerash visiting the spectacular Forum, the Nymphaeum, Temple of Artemis and etc., The 12th century Islamic Castle in Ajloun built by the famous Islamic leader Salah Al-Din and as well as Umm Qais or Gandara to explore its theatre, mausoleum and more. This tour includes round-trip transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off from Amman City, as option the inclusion of the admission fees and local guide at the site.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Private Tour: Full-Day Islamic Desert Castles and Ajloun Castle Trip from Amman

Private Tour: Full-Day Islamic Desert Castles and Ajloun Castle Trip from Amman

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Look beyond Jordan’s most celebrated attractions to see some lesser-known historical treasures on this private Islamic desert castle day trip from Amman. Head east to Al-Azraq, a castle that ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ once used as a headquarters, and then explore the fresco-painted masterpiece of Amra and Kharaneh castles. Finish at Aljoun, a hilltop medieval fortress built to defend against the Crusaders. Your tour includes private transport, hotel pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.39
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$115.39
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3-Day Tour from Amman: Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea

3-Day Tour from Amman: Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea

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Experience the best of Jordan with a private driver on a three-day tour for your group of up to 7 people. Immerse yourself in the ancient worlds of Jerash and Petra, sleep in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, take a Jeep tour of the desert, see the Red Sea from Aqaba, then soak up the sun on a Dead Sea beach. With two nights of accommodations included and all transport by private car, this is a comfortable way to hit Jordan’s highlights, from pristine nature to fascinating culture and history.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$449.00
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$449.00
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Day Trip to Ajloun Castle & Jerash from Amman

Day Trip to Ajloun Castle & Jerash from Amman

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Looking for a luxury transportation with a best price With us you will have the best services and prices too. You have an opportunity to visit tourist sites around over Jordan with a best service and price (24/7 service). Our services: Airport Pick-up and Drop-off, Jeep Tour, Hot balloon Tour in Wadi Rum, Cruise at Aqaba, shops are selling original Dead Sea products, gifts, oriental antiques, organise touring programs and accommodations around over Jordan and much more. You can email or chat us. Enquire Now! Each tourist is allowed a small or medium-sized bag.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.90
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$44.90

Discover and Taste Jordan - 8 Days

Discover and Taste Jordan - 8 Days

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Cover all the highlights of Jordan like camel caravans, impressive monuments, Roman amphitheaters, Christian mosaics and desert landscapes of Wadi Rum; definitely a trip to remember. We offer all our services with modern, air-conditioned and comfortable vehicles. The driver is a tactful, good-looking person who speaks English and provides assistance when needed. Also offer Airport Pick-up and Drop-off, Jeep Tour, Hot balloon tour in Wadi Rum, Cruise in Aqaba, shops are selling original Dead Sea products, gifts, oriental antiques, touring programs around over Jordan and much more. You can email us or chat for more information. Each tourist is allowed a small or medium-sized bag.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$689.99
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$689.99

Ajloun & Jerash Round Trip from Amman or Airport

Ajloun & Jerash Round Trip from Amman or Airport

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Depart Amman North to Ajlun Castle, an Islamic fortress which is a mere 16 km from Jerash. The castle is located on the top of a mountain just outside the small city of Ajlun. It is an interesting maze of passages and levels, and offers a wonderful view of the surrounding area, northwestern Jordan, and off into Galilee. Continue to the ruins of Jerash, one of the Middle East's best examples of a Greco-Roman provincial city. Return to Amman. We also offer Airport Pick-up and Drop-off, Jeep Tour, Hot balloon tour in Wadi Rum, Cruise in Aqaba, shops are selling original Dead Sea products, gifts, oriental antiques, touring programs around over Jordan and much more. You can email us or chat for more information. Each tourist is allowed a small or medium-sized bag.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.99
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$99.99

5-Night 6-Day Highlights of Jordan Experience

5-Night 6-Day Highlights of Jordan Experience

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See the best of Jordan with this five-night, six-day tour. You'll start in Amman, with visits to the Roman architectural sight of Jersah, the mosaic city of Madana, the Dead Sea, and Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the promised land. You'll also get to explore the ancient wonder of Petra and spend an afternoon in the desert landscape of Wadi Rum during your tour.
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  • 6 days
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$1,196.60
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$1,196.60

Full-Day Private Jerash and Ajloun Castle Tour with Pickup

Full-Day Private Jerash and Ajloun Castle Tour with Pickup

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Rewind to ancient and medieval Jordan on this private Jerash and Ajloun Castle day trip from Amman with English speaking driver. After a journey north, stop to visit Jerash, one of the world’s best-preserved Roman cities. Admire the colonnaded Oval Plaza, temples, plazas, and monuments; and then continue to Ajloun Castle to explore the fortress, built in 1184 by Saladin’s forces. Air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off are included, with optional local guiding at the sites at own expense. Full-day private trip to Jerash and Ajloun Castle from Amman Travel north to Jerash, sometimes called the ‘Pompeii of Asia' Stroll around the Roman ruins to see the Oval Plaza, Temple of Artemis, and more Visit 12th-century Ajloun Castle, built by Saladin's army to defend against the Crusaders Admire the medieval Islamic architecture and views of the Jordan Valley Explore the sites independently or choose to hire local guides at own expense.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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$72.00
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Experience Jordan Group Tour

Experience Jordan Group Tour

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This is an 8-day tour visiting and experiencing some of the unique sites of Jordan and engaging with the people and culture.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,295.00
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$1,295.00

4-Day Private Tour of Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman

4-Day Private Tour of Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman

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See the very best of Jordan in four days, going from ancient cities to the shores of the Dead Sea in a private car. This private tour offers the flexibility and convenience of a personal driver as you tour Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, and more, with accommodations provided. Customize the tour by hiring local guides at each destination or simply explore on your own, soaking up Jordan's vibrant cultures, landscapes, and traditions along the way.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$675.00
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$675.00
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4 Day Private Tour: Petra Jerash Mount Nebo Karak Castle Wadi Rum Red & Dead Sea

4 Day Private Tour: Petra Jerash Mount Nebo Karak Castle Wadi Rum Red & Dead Sea

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If itinerary planning is making your head ache, consider this comprehensive private tour that checks off some impressive natural and historical wonders in just four days. There are ruins: Umm Qais, Jerash, Kerak Castle, and Petra. There are landscapes: Mount Nebo and the Dead Sea. Plus, enjoy a camp at Wadi Rum, complete with Bedouin dinner, breakfast, and 4WD tour. Please note: entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$675.00
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$675.00
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Private Tour of Ajlun and Jerash

Private Tour of Ajlun and Jerash

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Depart Amman North to Ajlun Castle, a Saracen fortress which is a mere 16 km from Jerash. The castle is located on the top of a mountain just outside the small city of Ajlun. It is an interesting maze of passages and levels, and offers a wonderful view of the surrounding area, northwestern Jordan, and off into Galilee. Continue to the ruins of Jerash, one of the Middle East's best examples of a Greco-Roman provincial city.  At the entrance of the site, admire Hadrian's Arch, built in 129 AD to mark Emperor Hadrian's visit, and the Hippodrome, a partially restored Roman-era stadium. Once inside, accompanied by a private, local guide, wander the colonnaded streets and discover its most important monuments: Temples, Theaters, Baths, Oval Plaza, Nymphaeum, along with several Byzantine churches dating from the Christian era.  Return to Amman.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.00
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$152.00
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Private Tour to Ajloun from Amman with Optional Hiking Experience

Private Tour to Ajloun from Amman with Optional Hiking Experience

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Delve into Jordan’s medieval past on a 6-hour trip to Ajloun Castle from Amman. Take in the countryside views as you travel into northern Jordan, and visit this picturebook 12th-century Muslim fortress, built under Saladin’s rule to help limit incursions by the Crusaders and protect nearby iron mines. Cross the moat to explore the maze-like chambers and courts; visit the small museum to learn about Ajloun’s eventful history; and climb the towers to absorb the spectacular views over the surrounding mountains, forests and olive groves.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
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$76.93
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One day tour to Jerash and Ajloun Castle from Dead Sea

One day tour to Jerash and Ajloun Castle from Dead Sea

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Enjoy the comfort and security of a private vehicle as you travel from the Dead Sea to Jerash and Ajloun Castle. Booking in advance means you won’t waste your limited travel time on arranging separate transport to each of the sites, leaving you a full day to explore ancient Roman ruins, drive through the rolling hills of north Jordan, and take in sweeping views from Ajloun Castle’s medieval fortifications.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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$94.00
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One Day Tour to Jerash and Ajloun and Dead Sea

One Day Tour to Jerash and Ajloun and Dead Sea

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Spend a day exploring Roman ruins and an Islamic castle, followed by a soak in the Dead Sea, with this tour from Amman. You'll start with Jerash, a decapolis full of beautifully preserved streets and temples. From here you'll head over to Ajloun Castle and learn about its history. Then it's off to the Dead Sea, where you'll get a chance to float in its therapeutic waters before your return to Amman.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.42
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$96.42
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Jerash, Ajloun & Umm Qais Private tour

Jerash, Ajloun & Umm Qais Private tour

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Your driver will pick you up and drive you to north towards Jerash, where you'll get the chance to explore the ancient ruins of Jerash which is one of the biggest Roman cities in the world, one of the 10 decapolis cities, and the most well preserved Roman ruins in the world, you will have your own time in there, no rush as we give our clients free time at all attractions. And then from there you will be driven more north through the forests of Ajloun & Jerash towards Ajloun Castle, the ride will take 30 minutes, you will have a free time to explore the castle which has a beautiful view, it was built by SalahAddine on the 11th century. From there after you finish your visit, our driver will drive you more north to Umm Qais (Gadara) another Roman city in the north, where you can see an amazing view for the sea of Galilee and the Golan heights, where you can end your tour by watching the amazing sunset over the sea of Galilee before our driver drive you back to your hotel in Amman.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.00
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$219.00
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Tour Around Over Jordan - 9 Days

Tour Around Over Jordan - 9 Days

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Cover all the highlights of Jordan like camel caravans, impressive monuments, Roman amphitheaters, Christian mosaics and desert landscapes of Wadi Rum; definitely a trip to remember. We offer all our services with modern, air-conditioned and comfortable vehicles. The driver is a tactful, good-looking person who speaks English and provides assistance when needed. Also offer Airport Pick-up and Drop-off, Jeep Tour, Hot balloon tour in Wadi Rum, Cruise in Aqaba, shops are selling original Dead Sea products, gifts, oriental antiques, touring programs around over Jordan and much more. You can email us or chat for more information. Each tourist is allowed a small or medium-sized bag.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$717.85
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$717.85

Full-Day Private Tour to Ajloun Castle and Pella

Full-Day Private Tour to Ajloun Castle and Pella

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I offer private tours to Jerash / Ajloun / Pella from Amman to discover these ancient ruins and their amazing monuments. Check the itinerary for more details and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. Located within an hour and a half drive northwest of Amman, and just 20 km from the ruins of Jerash, Ajloun is a mountainous area with beautiful open woodlands of evergreen oak, pine and carob trees. Pleasant weather and green landscape make it a desired destination and offers a spectacular variety of attractions from the ruins of a Byzantine church of Elias mentioned in the Bible as a birthplace of the prophet, a beautiful hill-top of Abu el-Hummus occupied by the ancient Romans to a striking Ajloun Castle – a Muslim fortress built by the Ayyubids. We will finish our tour, before going back to Amman, in Pella, an incredible ancient city where you can experience fascinating glimpses of many of Jordan's key historical periods.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00
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Incredible Jordan - 7 Days

Incredible Jordan - 7 Days

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We offer all our services with modern, air-conditioned and comfortable vehicles. The driver is a tactful, good-looking person who speaks English and provides assistance when needed. Also offer Airport Pick-up and Drop-off, Jeep Tour, Hot balloon tour in Wadi Rum, Cruise in Aqaba, shops are selling original Dead Sea products, gifts, oriental antiques, touring programs around over Jordan and much more. You can email us or chat for more information. Each tourist is allowed a small or medium-sized bag.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$669.99
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